[Vision2020] New York City Mayor Bloomberg "A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change"

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Nov 2 16:37:02 PDT 2012

Bloomberg's endorsement of Obama isn't all that shocking when you consider that the only popular, for lack of a more appropriate term, endorsement for Romney is the one announced yesterday by Donald Trump.

Seeya at the polls, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares"
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students.  The college students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."

- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)


On Nov 2, 2012, at 4:30 PM, Joe Campbell <philosopher.joe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow! What an interesting guy. Bloomberg was on the list of
> contributors to the YES-side of the Idaho education initiatives. His
> appreciation of climate change is encouraging. Joe
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Critical statement from Bloomberg, in his endorsement of Obama for
>> president:
>> "Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have
>> experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the
>> result of it, the risk that it might be – given this week's devastation –
>> should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action."
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> First Bloombergs op-ed, then commentary from the UK Guardian:
>> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-01/a-vote-for-a-president-to-lead-on-climate-change.html
>> A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change
>> By Michael R. Bloomberg Nov 1, 2012 11:55 AM PT
>> The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of
>> the Northeast -- in lost lives, lost homes and lost business -- brought the
>> stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.
>> The floods and fires that swept through our city left a path of destruction
>> that will require years of recovery and rebuilding work. And in the short
>> term, our subway system remains partially shut down, and many city residents
>> and businesses still have no power. In just 14 months, two hurricanes have
>> forced us to evacuate neighborhoods -- something our city government had
>> never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.
>> Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have

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